June 20 Scripture Selection: Psalm 27-28
Food for Thought: Ps. 27:1-3, 5
As we navigate through our day, dealing with every kind of situation, we, like David, can declare by faith that we will fear no evil, nor any man, because our confidence is in the Lord. God has placed in His Word from the beginning to the end so many assurances of His protection. All we need to do is declare what we know from His Word and rest in it by faith.
In addition to today’s scripture selection, Psalm 23:4, 5 offers wonderful words of confidence in the security that He provides by our faith in Him: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…” Similarly, the apostle Paul affirms in II Thessalonians 3:3, “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.” Those are powerful words that go to work on our behalf if we will claim them by faith.
The best words of all come from Jesus Himself as He prayed for His followers, those who were living at the time, and those who would through the ages. He said, “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.” The Lord prayed protection over you and me! So no matter what we face today, we can proclaim with all certainty that we will fear no evil for He is with us.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):